Tippi Hedren on Hitchcock: "genius and evil and deviant"

Hedren holds a fake bird over the head of Jones at the Cable portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly HillsNEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Tippi Hedren spoke Wednesday about rampant sexual harassment by Alfred Hitchcock nearly half a century ago, during the making of "The Birds" and "Marnie." "I think he was an extremely sad character," she said during a panel discussion of HBO's upcoming "The Girl," which recounts her troubled relationship with the director. "We are dealing with a brain here that was an unusual genius, and evil, and deviant, almost to the point of dangerous, because of the effect that he could have on people that were totally unsuspecting." She was one of those people, she said. …